magdalena racing

Signalman Scores Derby Points With Game Kentucky Jockey Club Win

Signalman, who finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) just 22 days ago, grabbed the lead with three-sixteenths of a mile to run and turned back a late charge from Plus Que Parfait to win Saturday’s 92nd running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by a neck. Signalman […]

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McPeek’s Magdalena Farm Has Long And Rich Kentucky History

When trainer Kenny McPeek purchased Magdalena Farm in 2006, it admittedly was a bit of an ‘impulse’ buy. McPeek had just returned from Australia, where he visited several trainers who operated their own farms where they trained and conditioned their horses. McPeek has set up that type of operation in Lexington, on the acreage he […]

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Dothraki Queen Reigns In Pocahontas

Magdalena Racing’s Dothraki Queen held off a late-running Bold Quality to take Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. With her Pocahontas victory, Dothraki Queen earns an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies as well as 10 points toward the road to next year’s Kentucky Oaks. “She’s a really brave filly,” […]

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Pure Fun Wins For Fun in Indiana Oaks

Pure Fun broke a ten-month losing streak with a victory in the Grade 2 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Downs on Saturday afternoon. The 3-year-old filly hung toward the back of the group early and moved into third at the top of the stretch and drew away to win by 1 3/4 lengths under Victor Lebron. […]

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War Dancer Has Just Enough for Virginia Derby Win; Kittens Come Up Short

War Dancer turned in a surprise victory in a thrilling finish to the Grade 2 Virginia Derby on Saturday at Colonial Downs. With just a head separating the first- and second-, as well as the second- and third-place finishers, War Dancer and rider Alan Garcia prevailed for Ken McPeek and Magdalena Racing. Charming Kitten, one […]

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Starlet winner Pure Fun likely to take Arkansas route to KY Oaks

Pure Fun, who wrapped up her juvenile season with a sharp victory in the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, will more than likely travel through Arkansas over the winter as she preps for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) on May 3. Trainer Ken McPeek told the Daily Racing Form that they were “leaning […]

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